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Why should athletes play multiple sports?

This is the time of year that many high school athletes and their families take a hard look at the pros and cons of whether it is best to play multiple sports or if one should specialize by concentrating on one sport. For your information, I am a solid advocate for playing multiple sports and […]

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Why should athletes play multiple sports?

This is the time of year that many high school athletes and their families take a hard look at the pros and cons of whether it is best to play multiple sports or if one should specialize by concentrating on one sport. For your information, I am a solid advocate for playing multiple sports and […]

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Hardwood Heritage

McDonald family personifies Union County athletic excellence The McDonald name has been linked with basketball in Union County for over 50 years and this season, cousins Mallory Russell and Ty McDonald kept the tradition thriving as they garnered Player of the Year titles in Division 2-1A basketball. Mallory capped her basketball season with a state […]

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Going Ga-Ga: Youth group brings new game to Union County Fair

NEW ALBANY – A helping of dodgeball, a dash of volleyball and just a pinch of soccer. It might sound odd, but when combined, those three games make up what is known as ga-ga ball; a friendly competition brought to Union County by the youth group at Harmony Baptist Church. Ga-ga ball, which also known […]

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Bulldogs finish second at Saltillo 7v7 soccer tournament

SALTILLO – New Albany boys finished second in the Saltillo 7v7 soccer tournament on Saturday, falling to Amory 5-0 in the championship match. The Bulldogs went 1-1-2 for the tournament. New Albany opened up the tournament by battling to a 1-1 draw with South Pontotoc as Joseph Rainey scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs. […]

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Urchins sink the Vikings with huge fourth

ELLISTOWN – East Union blew open a tight game with an eight run fourth and cruised past North Pontotoc 12-5 and secured the top seed in Region 3 of NEMCABB baseball pool play at East Union. Thomas Gentry got the onslaught of runs started with his two-RBI double as East Union put runners on by […]

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East Union wins regional opener in NEMCABB

ELLISTOWN – East Union won the opening game in their pool play regional by the final of 9-5 over Baldwyn in six innings in the time-shortened contest. Cade Bell worked five innings and allowed only one hit while striking out four. Baldwyn scored two runs against Bell, both unearned. East Union took a 3-0 lead […]

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Summer Soccer

Bulldogs enjoy successful day at ICC tournament FULTON – New Albany enjoyed a successful day of competition in the ICC 7V7 soccer tournament on Wednesday as the Bulldogs finished the day with a 3-0-2 record and placed second in their pool. New Albany also won the consolation game between second place finishers in the respective […]

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Bogue signs with Blue Mountain College softball

Bailey Bogue signed with Blue Mountain College softball on Wednesday, continuing her playing career with the four year program there. “It’s very exciting, softball has been a very big part of my life and my family,” Bogue said. “My mom coached me for close to 10 years so the sports means a lot to us […]

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Making History: Urchins win first state title in baseball

PEARL – East Union closed the book on their baseball season with a bit of gold. The Urchins defeated Loyd Star in a 5-1 final on Saturday, earning the series sweep to claim the Class 2A state championship. That win is a first for the program, which made their seventh appearance in Pearl this year. […]

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